Richard Browning

Richard D. “Bull” Browning, 62, of Milan, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana. Arrangements are pending at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Larry Claghorn

Larry J. Claghorn, 73, of Madison died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at his home. Arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Main Street Chapel or at lytlewelty.com

Dr. L. Gus Dunker

L. Gus Dunker, DDS, 68, of Madison died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.

He was born May 31, 1950 in Seymour, Indiana, to Lee and Mitchell Dunker. He had called Madison home since 1959. He graduated from Madison Consolidated High School in 1968, marking the first of many educational milestones. He attained a bachelor of arts in chemistry from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1973 and four years later completed a doctorate degree in dental surgery at the same institution. With his new diploma in hand, he returned in 1977 to the town of his birthplace and joined Dr. Pedon’s practice. He served the Seymour community nine years before opening his own practice in 1986 in Madison at West and Third Streets. He was a faithful member of Faith Lutheran Church, where he served as an elder. He held professional memberships in the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association and the South Eastern Dental Association. A very civic-minded, compassionate person, he donated both his time and dental expertise to consult patients at Madison State Hospital and the Salvation Army, plus served on the boards of Girls Inc. and the Madison Railroad. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, listening to Motown music, gardening, tending to his dogs and playing basketball and racquetball. Although five decades had passed, he also fondly remembered his teenage years on the MCHS golf team. Above all of this, his most cherished moments entailed time spent with his family, wife, daughters and grandchildren. The community, colleagues, clients, friends and neighbors will long remember Dr. Dunker’s signature traits — love for his patients, service to community, soft smile and gentle nature. He was a devoted husband, son, brother, loving dad and grandfather (Peepaw).

He is survived by his wife, Sue Ann Patterson Dunker of Madison; two daughters, Lee Ann Hall and Sarah Wimpee, both of Madison; his mother, of Madison; two brothers, Paul Dunker of Columbus, Ohio and Donn Dunker of Louisville; four grandchildren; two aunts; three nieces and two nephews; and several cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Faith Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles, Indiana.

Visitation will be at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Sunday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church Monday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Faith Lutheran Church or the Salvation Army. Cards are available at the funeral homes and the church.

Lena Hoffman

Lena Margaret Kruse Hoffman, 91, of Madison died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at King’s Daughters Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Sherry Hoopengarner

Sherry Kay Hoopengarner, 71, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Florence, Indiana.

She was born Jan. 1, 1948, in Michigan City, Indiana, to James Smitha and Mary Meeks Smitha. She spent most her life as a homemaker raising her children. Some of her favorite activities included gardening, going to yard sales and taking long drives enjoying the beautiful scenery. She had attended the Family Worship Center in Carrollton.

She is survived by four daughters, Cindy Perry of Florence, Indiana, Teresa Cox, Crystal Ferguson and Angela Dagnan, all of Carrollton; two sons, David Steelman of Milton, Kentucky, and Jimmy Steelman of Carrollton; two sisters, Sue Courtney of Ghent, Kentucky, and Donna Dennis of Warsaw, Kentucky; three brothers, Mike Hoopengarner and Terry Hoopengarner, both of Carrollton, and James Smitha of Ghent; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Danny Woods; her parents; one sister, Edith Smitha Gordon; and two brothers, Jerry and Timmy Hoopengarner.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Moffett Cemetery in Milton.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Tamara Kurmanaeva

Tamara Kurmanaeva of Hanover died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at River Terrace Health Campus in Madison.

She was born July 2, 1943, to Dzarmahan Kurmanaev and Olga Okolo-Kulak during the family’s internal exile in Kzyl-Orda (now known as Kyzylorda in Kazakhstan) in the former Soviet Union. Her childhood was spent in Alma-Ata (now known as Almaty), which was the capital of the Soviet republic of Kazakhstan in the former Soviet Union. Her father was as a professor of chemistry in Kzyl-Orda at Korean Pedagogical University and later a leading chemist in Alma-Ata. She graduated from a musical college in Alma-Ata where she majored in piano and then from Moscow State University of Theater Arts named after Lunacharskii with a master’s degree in theater arts. Her ability influenced an appreciation in a wide spectrum of the arts such as music, ballet, opera, painting, architecture, literature and, of course, theater. Her involvement with the theater arts extended beyond performances and study detail, to befriending renowned directors, actors and writers, and publishing articles as a theater critic. She continued her career in the arts at Hanover, teaching the Russian language at Hanover College as well as giving private piano lessons to the wider community of Jefferson County.

She is survived by her husband, Prof. Yefim Katsov; two children; and her grandchildren.

Friends may visit Saturday, Jan, 5, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre-Hanover Chapel, in Hanover.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

This is a republication of the 01/03/2018 edition to correct location of service.

David Lykins

David Andrew Lykins, 64, of Madison died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at his home.

He was born Oct. 23, 1954, in Columbus, Indiana, to Donald L. and Catherine K. Ransom Lykins. His family moved to South Haven, Michigan, when he was six years old and he graduated from South Haven High School. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in South Haven. He was married to Shirley Gilliand in September 1975. He was a salesman most of his career. Some of those years were spent at Love Joy, Decatur Plastics and Holiday Inn Express. He married Lisa Maria Lingle March 2, 2002. He had lived in Madison since 2002. He loved trips to the beach and playing computer games.

He is survived by one son, Brandon Lee Lykins Sr. of Lafayette, Indiana; one daughter, Samantha Jane Wright of Frankford, West Virginia; his stepmother, Margaret Lykins; two sisters, Anne Elizabeth Adkins of Holland, Michigan, and Barbara Jane Miller of Blue Springs, Missouri; one brother, Stephen Lykins of Davenport, Iowa; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lisa Maria Lingle Lykins; and his parents.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the David Lykins Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Mildred Skirvin

Mildred Lucille Richardson Skirvin, 84, of Moorefield, Indiana, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Indianapolis, to Harry Milton and Kaola Doyle Richardson. She worked as the secretary for Commercial Motor Freight Company in Indianapolis. She had lived in the Switzerland County community since 1986. She was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed sewing, painting and ceramics.

She is survived by her husband, George William Skirvin of Moorefield; her children, Lawrence W. Skirvin and David Skirvin, both of Indianapolis, and Pamela Matthews of Greenfield, Indiana; one sister, Portia Richardson of Beech Grove, Indiana; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother and four sisters.

There will be a private family service at the convenience of the family.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at haskellandmorrison.com

William Webster

William Everett Webster, 57, of Osgood, formerly of Madison, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. Arrangements will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.